The DOE Scholars Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Established as an official DOE institute in 1992, with programs dating back to 1946, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a national leader in science education and research.
Through the management of ORISE, ORAU directly supports DOE’s national agenda. As a leader in science education and workforce development, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) strengthens the U.S. federal STEM workforce by assessing current science and technology (S&T) labor trends; administering appointments with both research participation programs and Science, Technology and Policy (STP) programs; and measuring program performance. ORISE create opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, other federal agencies, the academic community, and industry.
Fundamental to ORISE’s mission objectives are:
- Strengthening our nation’s research and development enterprise through education and research participation programs
- Ensuring the readiness of our nation to respond to terrorist incidents and other emergencies
- Protecting workers, the public, and the environment through research, outreach, and verification activities
Learn more about ORISE’s work in these mission areas by visiting the ORISE website.